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Assessment

The students final grade will be based on term work and a culminating task and/or exam.

30% of the student's final grade which is to be based on a culminating task and/or exam. 70% of the student's final grade is based on the summative assignments completed during units.

Rubrics for each summative task, based on the achievement charts for this subject area, are found on the assignment pages for each activity. Other assignments are diagnostic or formative in nature and should receive teacher feedback. Completion of formative tasks are also to be considered when assessing learning skills. Students will be provided with numerous and varied opportunities to demonstrate the full extent of their achievement of the curriculum expectations, across all four categories of the Achievement Chart. Progress will be monitored on an on-going basis using a variety of assessment tools, including written work, formal testing, quizzes, teacher-student communication, discussion boards and chat rooms. As required by the Ministry of Education, students will be assessed in four areas as follows: Assessment Category Knowledge and Understanding Thinking and Inquiry Communication Application Percentage 30% 20% 20% 30%

Final Grade

The final grade will be determined as follows (in accordance with Ministry of Education standards):

Term Work Based on evaluations conducted throughout the course. Summative Evaluation A final evaluation in the form of assignments and an exam.

70%

30%

*Unless otherwise indicated all assignments will be submitted using the dropbox for that assignment.
Learning Skills

The following Learning Skills rubric can be used by online teachers when assessing Learning Skills: Learning Skills Rubric Criteria Needs Satisfactory Good Excellent Improvement Works Needs repeated Needs some Rarely needs Does not need Independently directions to directions to directions to directions to clarify and clarify and begin clarify and clarify or begin begin assignments begin assignments assignments assignments Teamwork Rarely Sometimes Often Consistently demonstrates demonstrates demonstrates demonstrates participation participation participation participation with classmates with classmates with classmates with classmates by attending or by attending or by attending or by attending or reading chats reading chats reading chats reading chats and threaded and threaded and threaded and threaded discussions discussions discussions discussions Organization Limited Some Good Exemplary organization organization organization organization and time and time and time and time management management management management skills skills skills skills Does not meet Sometimes Frequently Consistently deadlines meets deadlines meets meets deadlines deadlines Work Habits/ Homework is Homework is Homework is Homework is Homework frequently occasionally regularly always incomplete complete complete complete No motivation Some Considerable Highly evident motivation motivation motivated evident evident

Initiative

Rarely extends thinking beyond material presented

Sometimes Often extends extends thinking thinking beyond beyond material material presented presented

Consistently extends thinking beyond material presented

If the teacher decides that an assignment described as formative would be better used as a summative task, appropriate rubrics will need to be created and supplied to students.